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Raymond, Mark R. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2002
Offers recommendations for the conduct of practice analysis (i.e., job analysis) concerning these issues: (1) selecting a method of practice analysis; (2) developing rating scales; (3) determining the content of test plans; (4) using multi-variate procedures for structuring test plans; and (5) determining topic weights for test plans. (SLD)
Descriptors: Certification, Credentials, Evaluation Methods, Job Analysis
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Meredith, Vana Hutto; Williams, Paula L. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1984
The accuracy issues involved in detecting student writing skill deficiencies, factors to be dealt with or controlled, and procedural and statistical methods for controlling these factors are the focus of this article. The accuracy needed for effective instructional planning requires stability in writing assessment programs. (DWH)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Essay Tests, Scoring, Test Reliability
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Hiscox, Michael D. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1984
This article describes a number of problems every educational measurement specialist should be prepared to confront before using microcomputers to support test-related activities, including problems with hardware, with software, and with implementing a system. It concludes with a checklist for planning a microcomputer application. (BW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Software, Computer Storage Devices, Educational Testing
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Hills, John R. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1983
The first of a series of quizzes on types of derived scores concerns interpreting grade-equivalent (GE) scores. The true-false items require a response about whether the stated interpretation of the GE score is sound. An answer key explains specific scoring methods. (CM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Grade Equivalent Scores, Measurement Techniques, Test Interpretation
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Millman, Jason – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1998
Nine productive ways of identifying a research topic are listed for the benefit of beginning researchers, and these approaches are illustrated with examples from the field of educational measurement. Having a research agenda helps the beginning investigator in this era in which there is a gold mine of data available. (SLD)
Descriptors: Agenda Setting, Educational Assessment, Identification, Measurement Techniques
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Frisbie, David A.; Waltman, Kristie K. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1992
This paper assists teachers in developing grading practices that communicate students' achievements to their parents effectively and fairly. A teacher's personal grading philosophy must be considered in developing a personal plan. Procedural steps in establishing a plan are outlined, and the features of several common methods are compared. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Techniques, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education
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Jaeger, Richard M.; Hendricks, Astrid Y. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1994
To help graduate students learn the ropes about publishing in educational research, this paper discusses reasons to publish and examines the types of manuscripts sought by each of the seven major educational measurement journals. A statistical contrast of these journals summarizes their differences. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Graduate Students, Guides, Higher Education
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Ward, Annie W.; Murray-Ward, Mildred – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1994
This instructional module presented by the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) provides guidelines for teachers and other test developers to help them construct test item banks. Setting up an item bank and using it are described, with a consideration of software that can be used. (SLD)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Computer Software, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education
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Brookhart, Susan M. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1993
This instructional module from the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) explains how to design assessments for written reports, develop performance criteria and communicate them to students, monitor progress, and assess the outcome. Learning how to give students a role in assessment adds a dimension to their responsibilities. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Critical Thinking, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education
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Osterlind, Steven J. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1988
How criterion-referenced tests can be used in program and curriculum evaluations is discussed. Topics include: understanding program/curriculum environments, determining an appropriate evaluation model, and standards for determining a CRT's and an evaluation's quality. Five instructional steps are outlined, and an annotated bibliography and a…
Descriptors: Criterion Referenced Tests, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials
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Stiggins, Richard J. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1987
This instructional module presents and illustrates rules for designing performance assessments in a step-by-step strategy through: (1) reason for the assessment; (2) type of performance evaluated; (3) exercises to elicit performance; and (4) systematic rating procedures. Guidelines for maximizing reliability, validity, and economy are presented.…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Classroom Observation Techniques, Evaluation Methods, Instructional Materials
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Cizek, Gregory J. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1996
This National Council on Measurement in Education module describes standard setting for achievement measures used in education, licensure, and certification. The purposes, design, and conduct of standard-setting procedures are reviewed, and ways to calculate a cutting score are demonstrated. A self-test and annotated bibliography are included.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Certification, Cutting Scores
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Arter, Judith A.; Spandel, Vicki – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1992
This training module is intended to clarify the notion of portfolio assessment and help users design such assessments. The rationale for assessment alternatives is presented; and portfolio definitions, characteristics, pitfalls, and design considerations are reviewed. The use of portfolios in large-scale assessments is particularly demanding of…
Descriptors: Definitions, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Utilization
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Wilson, Sandra Meachan; Hiscox, Michael D. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1984
This article presents a model that can be used by local school districts for reanalyzing standardized test results to obtain a more valid assessment of local learning objectives can be used to identify strengths/weaknesses of existing programs as well as individual students. (EGS)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Item Analysis, Models, School Districts
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Hills, John R. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1984
This quiz and its explanations are designed to help teachers and counselors assist students in deciding the meaning of their scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test and the American College Test. (BW)
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, High Schools, Scores, Test Coaching
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